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A podcast for early career psychologists. If you're looking for inspiration and advice for your psychology career, you're in the right place. Amy Felman interviews working psychologists from diverse fields with all levels of experience as they share their journeys, challenges and career breakthroughs that have lead them to where they are today. Tune in and discover how we all wear it differently.

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A podcast for early career psychologists. If you're looking for inspiration and advice for your psychology career, you're in the right place. Amy Felman interviews working psychologists from diverse fields with all levels of experience as they share their journeys, challenges and career breakthroughs that have lead them to where they are today. Tune in and discover how we all wear it differently.

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By Pete M ^ - Oct 09 2018
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Great quality. Informative. Interesting. Helpful. Thanks!

8 credits away from LLPC

By Coreda10 - Sep 19 2018
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I already have 5400 hours of experience, through the developmental plan. Been in recovery for 8 years and have a story I would like to tell you. The stigmatizing and hatred I found in the Counselor profession is real and absolutely cruel and unusual. I only have 8 credits left to finish my CECREP certified, LLPC. The ability to get 78 Masters Credits at a 3.45 gpa, and get kicked out of school for absolute hear say.

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
6
3
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1

Great positive

By Pete M ^ - Oct 09 2018
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Great quality. Informative. Interesting. Helpful. Thanks!

8 credits away from LLPC

By Coreda10 - Sep 19 2018
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I already have 5400 hours of experience, through the developmental plan. Been in recovery for 8 years and have a story I would like to tell you. The stigmatizing and hatred I found in the Counselor profession is real and absolutely cruel and unusual. I only have 8 credits left to finish my CECREP certified, LLPC. The ability to get 78 Masters Credits at a 3.45 gpa, and get kicked out of school for absolute hear say.
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We All Wear It Differently - A Podcast for Early Career Psychologists

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A podcast for early career psychologists. If you're looking for inspiration and advice for your psychology career, you're in the right place. Amy Felman interviews working psychologists from diverse fields with all levels of experience as they share their journeys, challenges and career breakthroughs that have lead them to where they are today. Tune in and discover how we all wear it differently.

Rank #1: #9 - Part : 1 Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Clinical Psychologist Helen Menther

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Helen Mentha is a registered clinical psychologist and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT Inc). She currently runs her own private consultancy Menther Consulting where she provides Specialist Training in Motivational Interviewing and consultation. Prior to this Helen worked for many years in the drug and alcohol field as a counsellor, dual diagnosis senior clinician, manager and supervisor.

Helen is committed to ethical, respectful person-centred care and brings this ethos to her clinical and supervision practice, training and consultation. She is a highly experienced and sought after facilitator with a reputation for accessible, engaging, well-informed and practical training in a positive learning environment. She has trained professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas of focus, including drug and alcohol, mental health, medical and nursing, allied health, community welfare, aged care, forensic, education and corporate settings. She has provided training across Australia and in China and has collaborated with colleagues from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and China to provide training and program development.

Helen told me she’s counted 400 days of her life that she's spent standing in front of large groups of people and speaking, and for a self-described introvert, she says she is still amazed by this. According to Helen curiosity about her self, others and the world, as well as playing to her strengths, have helped her to achieve this which she so generously discusses throughout the interview.

Check out Part 2 of this interview with Helen Menther to hear more about motivational interviewing.

Remember to visit the website to check out all the links Helen talked about and her best self-care tip for early career psychologists.

Aug 02 2015

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Rank #2: #31 - Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy & The Art of Teaching with Clinical Psychologist Dr Rebecca Sng

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Dr Rebecca Sng is a Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and the Deputy Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong, NSW. Alongside her university commitments she works in private practice, seeing Families in the Illawarra area.

Rebecca completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney in 2006, and a family therapy internship at the 'Calgary Family Therapy Centre' in Canada, in 2010.

Some of her previous work includes as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at MacKillip Family Services and as the Unit Head at the Alternative Care Clinic, Redbank House. Much of her early work involved working wth children in out-of-home-care who presented with emotional, behavioural and relational difficulties due to complex trauma and attachment disruption.

Rebecca is influenced by and work from various therapeutic approaches including Narrative Therapy, Post-Milan Systemic Family Therapy, Bowen, and Intervention Interviewing.

She is also closely involved with the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.

As a university lecturer, Rebecca is considered by many of her students as inspiring, engaging, and thought provoking - always encouraging curiosity, and for each person to find their authentic voice and style as practitioners.

So let's see how we all wear it differently with Dr Rebecca Sng

For all the links Rebecca spoke about and her best self-care tip check out the website.

Jul 24 2016

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Rank #3: #2 - Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Therapist - Sarah Joyce

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Sarah Joyce is a clinical psychologist and trauma therapist with close to 20 years experience in the field. She currently works in her own private practice and as a consultant clinician for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program for war veterans at the Geelong Clinic.

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology and Criminology at Melbourne University, and her Master of Clinical Psychology at Latrobe University in Melbourne. She began her career in psychology in trainee roles at Heidelberg Repatriation General Hospital, Forensic Psychiatry Services, Brunswick Road Clinic, and at the East Bentleigh Community Health Centre. It is here that she stayed for five years and developed a strong interest in working with victims of trauma. Sarah has continued to work in this area as a Sessional Consultant Psychologist and as a Senior Psychologist and clinician at the the well known Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA).

Sarah has experience supervising post-graduate students, has been a member of the Human Ethics Committee at Latrobe University and is a member of the Australian Psychological Societies Working group on Ethical Guidelines for Recovered memories. Sarah also happened to be my clinical supervisor whilst I was doing my masters at Deakin University, and it is an absolute gift to have her on the show.

Visit the website for all the links related to this show and Sarah's best self-care tip for early career psychologists.

Apr 26 2015

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Rank #4: # 43 - Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings with Dr Suzanne Barret and Dr Fiona Zandt

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Dr Suzanne Barrett and Dr Fiona Zandt are both clinical psychologists with over 30 years experience combined working with children, adolescents, parents and families.

In addition to their clinical work, Suzanne and Fiona run popular Creative Child Therapy Workshops including: 1) Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions & Playful; 2) Practical and Purposeful Approaches to Childhood Anxiety.

More recently they published their first book, Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings: A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children. The essence of the book is about using play to introduce therapeutic concepts to children and provide a space in which they can explore these ideas.

Visit the website for all the links related to this show and Suzanne and Fiona's best self-care tip!

May 09 2017

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Rank #5: #17 - Part 1: ACT for Psychosis with Clinical Psychologist Dr Eric Morris

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Dr Eric Morris is a clinical psychologist and researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. He currently works as the Director of the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic. Previously he worked as a consultant clinical psychologist and the psychology lead for early intervention for psychosis, at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Eric trained as a clinical psychologist in 1994-1995 at Murdoch University, specialising in psychological interventions for psychosis. On qualifying he worked in a pioneering service for early intervention for psychosis in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to the UK in 1999 to work for the National Health Service in Hampshire and South London. His clinical experience is in providing cognitive-behavioural and family interventions for people recovering from serious mental illness (psychosis, bipolar disorder) and their families.

Eric has been practising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for 15 years, including supervising and training therapists in this area. He is a founding member and a former chair of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Special Interest Group (ACTSIG) of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

In 2013 Eric completed his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, researching psychological flexibility and auditory hallucinations. He also researched ACT as a group-based intervention for people recovering from psychosis, and as a workplace resilience training for mental health workers.

Eric is a co-editor of the cutting-edge new textbook, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis.

Check out the website for all the links Eric spoke about and his best self-care tip!

Nov 22 2015

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Rank #6: #27 - Part 1: Family and Couples Therapist, Author & Teacher Moshe Lang

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Welcome to episode 27 of We All Wear it Differently, a podcast for early career psychologists. This is Part 1 of a 3 part episode, because I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with my guest Moshe Lang, for over 2 hours in his private rooms where he’s practiced psycho-therapy for over 36 years. We discussed his 52 years of experience, as a therapist, author, and teacher. So, i’ve split this into 3 episodes so you too can pour yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy the journey with one of Australia Best known psychologists Moshe lang.

Moshe is currently the Director of the Williams Road Psychotherapy Centre, formerly the Williams Road Family Therapy Centre, which he founded in 1979 and was the first independent family therapy centre in Australia.

Moshe was born in Israel, and migrated to Australia as a young man in 1961 to study psychology at the University of Melbourne. Between 1965 and 1979 he was senior psychologist at the Bouverie Clinic and Director of Training.

Moshe was the Foundation President of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (1979-1988) and is a Past-President of the Victorian Association of Family Therapists (1982-1984). He has published extensively in the professional literature, and has been a regular commentator on issues associated with clinical psychology and family therapy.

Moshe has is co-authored numerous books on family therapy and developed the Children's Depression Scale (CDS).

Moshe is a naturally gifted storyteller, and chatting with him in his office over green tea was truly enlightening.

For more information on Moshe’s extraordinary career, please see the show notes on the website.

So lets see how we all wear it differently with Moshe Lang.

May 24 2016

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Rank #7: #29 - Working with young people on the Autism Spectrum with Dr Marie Karakis

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Dr Marie Karakis is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist with experience working in schools, community and clinical settings.

She is the owner and director of private practice Young Minds Psychology.  She has specialist training in assessment, counselling and behavior management for a range of developmental issues, such as: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, grief and learning issues. She has extensive experience working with young people diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including Asperger’s syndrome and has a special interest working in the area of early intervention and school readiness.

In the interview Marie talks in depth about the complexities of such a diverse and large spectrum, and why each individual case, requires careful assessment, formulation and treatment planning.  She also discusses the critical role that families and schools, play in the treatment of children with Autism, and the challenges that this often presents.

One of the most important tips Marie give those in this line of work is to be playful. During the interview, I could see in the background of her office a large castle filled with superheroes - so I guess she means literally, be playful.

So, lets see how we all wear it differently, with Marie Karakis.

For all the links Marie spoke about and her best self-care tip check out the website!

Jun 26 2016

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Rank #8: #48 - Early Career Psychologist Series, Chapter 1 - Jim Smith

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This episode is the first of a series of five chapters with early career psychologists. They're either completing their training, or are in their early years of working, and come from all different backgrounds with vastly different life experiences.

I love how in this small sample of seven people, you get a sense of the diversity of individuals that come to this profession. Each person reminded me of the sheer determination and hard work it takes to become a psychologist, something we should pat ourselves on the back for achieving, regularly!

Chatting to this special seven also normalises the up and downs of early career life!!

In this episode I'm chatting to Jim Smith. Jim is 54 years old, lives in Canberra, and is in his first year of the Clinical Master’s Program at the University of Canberra.

Jim was born in Michigan, USA. He met his wife (Jenny) in Munich, Germany and came to Australia in 1987. He has 3 grownup children. Jim has been working since he was 14 years old in some capacity or other, and has had A LOT of different jobs. However he considers Psychology to be his first career. 

Jim wanted to do this interview to let people know that becoming who you are meant to be, isn’t always a straight road, and that finding the true you can take time. Jim Says "Be patient." So have a listen and see how we all wear it differently with Jim Smith.

Jul 23 2017

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Rank #9: #24 - Executive Coach and Consulting Psychologist Naomi Harrison

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Naomi Harrison is a Consulting Psychologist and Executive Coach with 20 years experience as an in house and consulting psychologist and HR professional. She is currently based in Singapore where she runs her own consultancy ‘PsychInsight’.

As a teenage uni student Naomi knew she had to do something with people and in business. She was passionately interested in how the world was operating, how companies were operating, and essentially how a person fits into the system. Hence she ended up studying Psychology, and Business Psychology through her Master of Arts in Psychology at UNSW.

Whilst working and living in London 8 years later Naomi embarked on a Masters of International Business. Naomi has also completed Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy to assist her with a deepened understanding of systemic theories.

During her career Naomi has consulted with a range of clients in different industries including banking, manufacturing, retail, oil and gas and pharmaceuticals. Her roles have included such things as recruitment, enterprise bargaining, management development and transitioning, leadership development, talent management, and of course executive coaching. Naomi's assignments have spanned over twenty countries from Nigeria to Brazil, and she loves the challenge of taking cultural implications into account when consulting.

Prior to starting PsychInsight Naomi worked as the Group Global Talent Development Manager for Cadbury Schweppes. Here she Co-created Cadbury’s Global Early Career Assessment Centre, and designed and delivered the Global Graduate programmes and the Global Early Careers Strategy.

Naomi was an Australian Psychological Society (APS) national committee member for the Coaching Psychology Interest Group for 5 years from 2010-2015.

Naomi says coaching as an industry is a changing landscape and believes the psychology profession has a lot to offer this field. and that there are many opportunities for psychologists aspiring to be executive coaches.

So lets see how we all wear it differently with Naomi Harrison!

Visit the website to check out all the links that Naomi spoke about and her best self-care tip for early career psychologists.

Apr 01 2016

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Rank #10: #35 – The Art of Investigative Interviewing with Dr Kimberlee Burrows

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Dr Kimberlee Burrows is a Research Fellow and lecturer at Deakin University, and a Research Fellow with the Centre For Investigative Interviewing. Dr Burrows has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Psychology (Hons) and a background in law and child protection. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD for her thesis entitled Improving the Evidential Quality of Child Witness Interviews about Abuse.

Dr Burrows research role involves working closely with police and legal professionals in Australia and overseas to both (a) incorporate legal requirements into child witness investigative interviewing protocol,and (b) provide legal professionals with professional development around principles of child development and trauma so as to minimise systemic abuse of child witnesses and maximise the quality of their evidence.

In addition to her research, Dr Burrows currently chairs the undergraduate unit Child & Adolescent Development (currently undertaken by approximately 1100 students) and teaches across a variety of Psychology undergraduate units including Psychology in the Criminal Justice System and Individual and Social Development.

In this interview Dr Burrows opens our eyes to the complexity of investigative interviewing, and her passion and energy for researching, developing and supporting the implementation of best practice interviewing in legal systems around the world is inspiring. A quick note - everything Dr Burrows has said in this interview is based on her own views and are not representative of Deakin University.

For all the links Dr Burrows spoke about and her best self-care tip, check out the show notes.

This episode was sponsored by the ANZ ACBS 2016 Conference.  If you're interested in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion and Mindfulness check out there website for further details!

Oct 03 2016

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Rank #11: #36 - Using ACT in Neuropsychology Settings with Dr Brooke Davis

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Dr Brooke Davis is a senior clinical neuropsychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and The Mind Room. She is particularly interested in how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used with clients in neuropsychology settings to enhance wellbeing and promote positive change regardless of the challenges they face.

As a supervisor of students and early career psychologists Brooke provides us with many pearls of wisdom about how we can utilise ACT principles in our own work and personal lives, to manage challenges, increase our skills sets, and have long and sustainable careers.  

For all the links Dr Davis spoke about and her best self-care tip, check out the show notes.

This episode was sponsored by the ANZ ACBS 2016 Conference.  If you're interested in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion and Mindfulness check out there website for further details!

Oct 17 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: #47 - Sex Therapy with Dr Janet Hall

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Dr. Janet Hall is a psychologist, hypnotherapist, sex therapist, author, professional speaker, trainer, and media consultant.  

Dr Jan founded the Richmond Hill Psychology clinic which provides services to: 1) Adults (Specializing in Success Coaching, Relationships and Sex Therapy) and 2) Children/Families (Specializing in Confidence, Self-esteem and Bedwetting)

Dr Jan consults regularly with print media and is a frequent guest on talk-back radio and current affairs shows.  She was a regular for two years on the Sex Life television program in Australia.

In this interview we chat about sex therapy.

For all the links Dr Jan spoke about, and her best self-care tip, please see the show notes!

Jul 09 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #13: #25 - The Consumer Psychologist, Adam Ferrier

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Adam Ferrier is 'The Consumer Psychologist', Australia's leading consumer psychologist. Adam was the Founding Partner and Global Head of Naked Communications, one of Australia's most awarded agencies, and is currently the Global Chief Strategy Officer / Partner at Cummins & Partners, a leading creative media agency in Australia.

After graduating from university with degrees in commerce AND clinical psychology, Adam began his career as a forensic psychologist in maximum security prisons, before making the leap to advertising!

Adam is a regular commentator on consumer behaviour on TV, including being a regular panelist on the Gruen series, Sky News and Ten News. He has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and Australia's Next Top Model. He has a weekly segment on national drive show 'The One Percenters' on radio station MMM, and monthly show with James O'Loghlin ABC Sunday Nights. He's commentated and/or written for TIME, The Australian, Mumbrella, B&T (on editorial board), Fast Company, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, and others.

Adam's work has won multiple awards, he is an in-demand keynote speaker. Adam was part of the team that created and oversaw the implementation of the 2014 ABC Mental As... program. A week of content to raise awareness, and create action for mental health issues in Australia.

Adam was the Curator and Co-Founder of MSIX (Marketing Sciences ideas Xchange) and the MSIX Awards. A conference dedicated to the helping marketers and advertisers embrace science and scientific principles to enhance their marketing, media and advertising efforts.

In May 2014 Adam released his first book, 'The Advertising Effect: How to change behaviour' (Oxford University Press).

If you're don't know what a consumer psychologist is or does, or perhaps you're wondering what influences your purchasing decisions, then listen to this interview!

Visit the website to check out all the links that Adam spoke about and his best self-care tip for early career psychologists.

Apr 20 2016

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Rank #14: #39 - Mindfulness Meditation with Dr Richard Chambers

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Dr Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist and internationally-recognised expert in mindfulness. He has authored books on the topic including The Art Of Mindful Origami and co-authored Mindful Learning and Mindful Relationships. Richard was also one of the developers of Smiling Mind (mindfulness app), and co-founder of Recharge.

Richard provides clinical psychology sessions in his private practice for individuals and couples. These emphasise the transformative effects of mindfulness combined with a range of other effective, evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT and Gottman Couple’s Therapy.

Richard provides mindfulness presentations, workshops and courses for organisations and the general public that are designed to teach you how to be more present and engaged in every area of your life. His goal is to teach mindfulness in a practical evidence-based way so it can be easily grasped and seamlessly integrated it into one's personal life or workplace.

At Monash University, Richards is leading an initiative to create the world’s first mindful university, embedding mindfulness in the core curriculum for all students.

For over 15 years Richard has helped a growing number of individuals, educational institutions, businesses, professional sporting teams and community organisations use mindfulness to improve their wellbeing and performance.

He regularly features in mainstream TV, radio and print media, discussing how mindfulness, wellbeing, productivity and positive psychology can enhance our lives.

Check out the website for the show-notes and all the links that Richard spoke about.

Dec 06 2016

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Rank #15: #13 - Neuropsychology with early career psychologist Eddie Tsang

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Eddie Tsang is a Neuropsychology Registrar with 4 years experience in the field of public mental health. He currently works at Dandenong Hospital Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) and Dandenong Adult Mental Health Service, both part of Monash Health. His clients typically are individuals with chronic and unremitting mental health problems.

Eddie completed his Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience and then his Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology at Monash University, in Melbourne Victoria. He completed his Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology at Melbourne University in 2011.

Previous to his current roles at Monash Health Eddie worked in the following areas:

  • as a Neuorpsychology registrar at the Community Brain Disorders Assessment and Treatment Service (CBDATS), part of the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.
  • as a Neuorpsychology registrar at the Acquired Brain Injury Community Integration and Support Service, part of the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.
  • as a psychologist out of university was as an Adult Mental Health Clinician with SouthWest Healthcare, Warrnambool in country Victoria.

During his university training Eddie worked as a Healthscope Community Programs Support Worker for people with acquired brain injury for 7 years, which he says is where he developed a passion for Neuro-psycologiy and in particular an interest in individuals with ABI. He believes this early practical experience in the industry, although not directly related to psychology, helped him develop clinical skills that cannot be learnt in a text book and he says the strength of our life experience is critical to our development as effective practitioners.

Visit the website to check out all the link that Eddie spoke abut and his best self-care tip for early career psychologists!

Sep 27 2015

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Rank #16: #52 – Early Career Psychologist Series, Chapter 5 – Emily Green

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This episode is the fifth and final chapter of the early career psychologist series, showcasing early career psychologists who are either completing their training, or in their early years of working.

These psychologists have come from all different backgrounds and have vastly different life experiences. I love how in this small sample of seven, you get a sense of the diversity of individuals that come to this profession. Each interviewee reminded me of the sheer determination and hard work it takes to become a psychologist, something we should pat ourselves on the back for achieving regularly!

In this episode I chatted to Emily Green, a 27 year old from Brooklyn, New York.  Emily graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in May 2016 from Yeshiva University in the Bronx, NY.

In the US, to obtain a license to practice, you are required to pass the EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology) after you've received your degree.  Emily completed hers in April 2017.  She is currently completing her doctoral training (a years worth of supervised clinical hours) at a community mental health centre.  This role involves working with children, adults and families from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic communities.  She described her clients as representing the "whole gamut of pathology" from depression and anxiety, to substance abuse disorders, and psychotic-spectrum disorders.

It was fabulous to chat to an early career psychologist from overseas!

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Oct 08 2017

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Rank #17: #18 - Psychologist and Owner of Private Practice Mind Body Well, Janet Lowndes

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Janet Lowndes is a psychologist with over 20 years experience. Her professional practice includes psychological counselling, meditation training, and yoga therapy.

Janet's private practice Mind Body Well focusses on working with people addressing aspects of their lives affecting health and wellbeing. This includes Eating Disorders, weight management and body image concerns, depression, and anxiety.

Janet has provided counselling to assist people with Eating Disorders for over 15 years. Her interest in the psychology of food, eating and weight management began when she was working in the youth health field, and she started to learn about Eating Disorders from many of her clients. She also worked closely for a few years with Dr. Rick Kausman, the author of ‘If Not Dieting then What’, assisting in his training programs for Health Professionals about a non-dieting approach to healthy weight management.

After university studies in Psychology and Philosophy Janet’s early professional experience was in the areas of youth, community, and women's health, the prison system, and with young offenders. She then moved into private practice and continued to work with adolescents and adults, particularly those with eating disorders, weight management concerns, and behavioural difficulties.

After 10 years practicing psychology Janet travelled to India to explore her personal studies of Yoga. While in India she spent time in a Yoga ashram, and also taught English to Buddhist monks. These experiences were life-changing, exposing Janet to philosophies of integrative wisdom which assist people to live in harmony with the world around them.

Janet’s work is motivated by a fundamental interest in people, and a belief in the innate strength and wisdom we all all share. Janet’s approach treats the individual as a whole, rather than focusing merely on conditions or symptoms they may be experiencing. This approach is health-enhancing, aimed at promoting wellbeing in different areas of life.

Visit the website to check out all the links Janet spoke about and her best self-care tip for early career psychologist.

Dec 06 2015

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Rank #18: #44 - Compassion Focussed Therapy with Dr Dennis Tirch

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Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, the first clinical training centre for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the USA.   He is also the President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA – the North American wing of the training, research and development community for CFT.

Dr. Tirch has been described as one of the country's foremost experts on CFT and the contextual psychology of compassion. He has dedicated his research and scholarship to bettering our understanding of how therapies like ACT and CBT can be strengthened and further developed by bringing a compassion focus to our work.

For more information on Dennis, all the links he spoke about and his best self-care tip, check out the show notes on the website!

May 25 2017

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Rank #19: #17 - Part 2: ACT for Psychosis with Clinical Psychologist Dr Eric Morris

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This is Part 2 of my interview with clinical psychologist and researcher Dr Eric Morris. Eric currently works as the Director of the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic. Previously he worked as a consultant clinical psychologist and the psychology lead for early intervention for psychosis, at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Eric trained as a clinical psychologist in 1994-1995 at Murdoch University, specialising in psychological interventions for psychosis. On qualifying he worked in a pioneering service for early intervention for psychosis in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to the UK in 1999 to work for the National Health Service in Hampshire and South London. His clinical experience is in providing cognitive-behavioural and family interventions for people recovering from serious mental illness (psychosis, bipolar disorder) and their families.

Eric has been practising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for 15 years, including supervising and training therapists in this area. He is a founding member and a former chair of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Special Interest Group (ACTSIG) of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

In 2013 Eric completed his PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, researching psychological flexibility and auditory hallucinations. He also researched ACT as a group-based intervention for people recovering from psychosis, and as a workplace resilience training for mental health workers.

Eric is a co-editor of the cutting-edge new textbook, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis.

Check out the website for all the show notes and links Eric spoke about!

Nov 22 2015

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Rank #20: #28 – Working with survivors of domestic violence with Psychologist Carmel O'Brien

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Carmel O’Brien is a Counselling Psychologist and National Convenor of the APS Women and Psychology Interest Group. For the last 23 years she has worked predominantly with people who have lived with violence at home.  This includes working in child protection services, the Victorian Women’s Prison, in critical incident management and relationship and general counselling practice.

Most of Carmel’s work has been in the welfare sector.  Carmel has also conducted a part-time private practice in eastern Melbourne since 1998.

From 2001 to 2015 Carmel managed the clinical services programs for a large community agency, including general counselling and clinical supervision services and a suite of support programs for women and children who have experienced abuse. Her special clinical interest is the recovery of women from family violence.

Carmel initiated some unique models of service provision including utilizing trained mentors to aid recovery, commencing a domestic violence prevention program for girls and schools, and starting a successful choir for survivors. She launched two iPhone Apps at Doncare (LiveFree and iMatter) delivering information to the public about domestic violence issues and healthy relationships.

In January, 2008, Carmel received a Menzies Award for her work in innovative service provision. In 2010 she received the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Elaine Dignan Award for her contribution to women through her profession. She is also a Fellow of both the APS and the Cairnmillar Institute.

She has just finished writing a book about intimate partner violence and is assisting the APS to develop practice guidelines for psychologists working with family violence. She has extensive experience delivering training and offering supervision to therapists.  

For all the links Carmel spoke about and her best self-care tip check out the website.

Jun 05 2016

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